Which health services are available in Camden?
Some children will need to see one health professional only such as a speech and language therapist, occupational therapist or physiotherapist through hospitals, children's centres and schools.
Children with more complex needs and disability will have their needs met in a better way through MOSAIC. Our health professionals work closely together with you to ensure that joint assessments are carried out when your child needs to see more than one health professional.
We have a number of specialist services that support children’s centres, nurseries and schools to meet the health needs of children with special educational needs and disability.
Some of these are set out below. Click on the blue heading to find out more. (If something that you're looking for is not listed below, you can try searching in the search box towards the top of the page)
MOSAIC is our integrated service for children and young people with disabilities, where all services are based in Kentish Town Health Centre. The service brings together health and care services so that families get the help they need through one service.
MOSAIC is also known as the Integrated Service for Disabled Children. MOSAIC consists of several services inlcuding:
- Child Development Team
- Complex Feeding Clinic
- Sleep service
- Social Communication Assessment Service
- Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
- EarlyBird and EarlyBird Plus
- Disabled Children's Team (Social Care)
- Integrated Care Support Team
The Child Development Team sees children from 0 - 5 years of age with complex developmental difficulties.
The team consists of a range of professionals including Paediatricians, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Dietician, Specialist Health Visitor, Clinical Psychologists, Child Psychotherapists, Therapy Assistant, and Keyworkers.
For more information about the team and the services they provide, click here.
Health visiting is a universal service to families if they have a child under five. The Health Visiting Service provides a home visiting and community-based service to support children and families in promoting health and well-being.
The Community children’s nursing service supports children in schools and at home with complex medical needs.
The Camden school nursing service is a service where there are nurses based in schools who support children in schools.
The Community nutrition and dietetics service helps children who have problems with food.
The Community Paediatricians team refers to specialist children's doctors. Find out more about community paediatricians here.
The Speech and Language Therapy service offers a service to children from birth to 19 years who have speech and language delays and disorders.
To find out more about the Camden Speech and Language Therapy service, click here.
The Community equipment service for children with physical disabilities provides equipment that children may need to help improve of maintain their health and independence.
You can find out more about what they do and how they can help, as well as information about who to contact about problems and repairs by clicking here.
Children’s physiotherapists work with children or young people to improve movement and normal body function.
Find out more about Camden Children's Physiotherapy here.
When moving from children's services to adult's service, the Minding the Gap transition service can help.
The Continence, Bladder and Bower Care service helps provide support and advice to help with managing children's continence.
Camden has a specialist support service from birth to adulthood for Sickle Cell and Thalassemia Service. Find out more about the service by clicking here.
Whittington Health Community Dental Service Camden arrange dental services to priority needs groups who have difficulty accessing services from NHS dentists, for example, children with special needs. Find out more here.
The Children’s complex and continuing care team delivers specialised homecare packages for children and young people with complex health needs that are dependent on technology to live.
Find out more about the Children’s complex and continuing care team by clicking here.
The Life Force team supports children and young people with life threatening or life-limiting conditions. Find out more about the team by clicking here.
The Integrated Care Support Team works closely with the multi-disciplinary team to ensure a child’s health needs are appropriately managed and there is a clear and co-ordinated plan in place.
Camden has a wheelchair service for children and adults based in the borough of Camden, in Kentish Town. For details on the service see Camden and Islington Wheelchair Service.
An organisation that can help your disabled child with mobility equipment and can sometimes work jointly with the local authority is Whizz-KIDZ.
Within each of the health teams, there are transition teams and processes to ensure the smooth transition from children's health services to adult services. For example if you are seeing a paediatrician, there will be a transition and smooth handover to adult doctors.
Please ask a member of the relevant team who will be able to advise you. There is also health, wellbeing and leisure information for young people on the preparing for adult life, being healthy section.
If you are eligible for a service from Camden Learning Disability Service, as it is an integrated service with social workers and health workers, during transition you will likely receive health and social care services from this team.
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